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Pilates, Biofeedback and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Athletes, especially weekend-warriors, face a host of unique challenges, which can impact their performance enormously. Whether they win or lose depends on how well they are able to manage the following stressors: emotions, injured tissue, heart rate and rhythm, brain and nerve function, nutrition, hormones, over training, repetitive injury, endurance, focus, coordination, flexibility and balance.
Pilates is a unique workout that helps lay a perfect foundation for whatever sport you’re about to tackle. Pilates will strengthen your core lessening the wear and tear on the spine. This is beneficial to your helping to prevent falls or injuries and helping you with your daily task. Doing the same exercises day after day only trains those muscles you are targeting. Short, bulky muscles are prone to injury. Pilates covers the whole body ensuring that every muscle is strong, lengthened and flexible. Many athletes, including the New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Lions, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to name a few, have incorporated the Pilates regimen to their team workouts because they know the infinite benefits of Pilates.
Benefits of Pilates
Improved core strength and stability
Improved posture and balance
Prevention and treatment of back pain
Biofeedback can be a crucial part of an athlete’s training for peak performance. One key factor often ignored is quality sleep, which also facilitates the body’s ability to repair itself quickly and efficiently. By initiating a relaxation response, and entraining muscles and brainwaves, the device is able to help athletes feel well rested, recover more quickly and be more energized. Athletes become more attuned to their physical and psychological stressors and, through entrained relaxation, learn how to adapt to these challenges. Each and every movement an athlete makes must be precise and use the least, most efficient effort possible in the high performance arena. Biofeedback devices are registered with the FDA in the United States to reduce stress, manage pain and re-educate muscles.
Benefits of Biofeedback
Increased mobility and flexibility
Increased energy and power
Improved sleep: athletes reported falling asleep easier and quicker and had deeper sleep
Faster recovery from injuries
Pain stabilized and decreased
Heart rate stabilized
Felt less stressed
Emotions more stable
Better oxygenation of the blood
Faster recovery from acute and chronic issues
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, also known as HBOT, has been growing beyond the diving world to athletes due to it’s healing properties. Not only proven beneficial for a wide range of diseases; like stroke, autism, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, Multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia, it can also help individuals recover from any type of surgery because it assists with wound healing.
Since 1948, HBOT has been used in hospitals for burns. It speeds the healing process by 1/3. That is why athletes are now turning to HBOT to recover from injuries. Professional and amateur athletes alike need to quickly recover and gain a competitive edge. Tennis pro, Novack Djokovic, uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy and biofeedback to stay at the top of his game and to recover from exhausting matches. Many football players, such as Tim Tebow, Darren Sharper, James Harrison, Terrell Owens and Hines Ward and Jason Kidd, use hyperbaric to recuperate from injuries from grueling trainings and intense games.
Benefits of HBOT:
Boost immune function
Decreases swelling and inflammation
Promotes regeneration of injured tissue
Reduces jet lag related fatigue
Decreases ligament healing time
Successfully treats traumatic and ischemic brain injuries (like strokes)